My Silence, By Isabel Maria Dos From Coimbra-Portugal To John Cage, MoMa

There Will Never Be Silence

“My Silence, By Isabel Maria Dos From Coimbra-Portugal To John Cage” in

http://www.moma.org/share_your_silence and https://soundcloud.com/isa_santos_500/

 

John Cage’s 4’33” is a composition four minutes and thirty-three seconds in length, during which the performer—or performers—does not play a note. Often described as Cage’s “silent” piece, 4’33” was in fact meant to shift attention away from the performer, to the audience itself, and to the richness and variety of ambient sound. Reflecting years later on the 1952 debut performance, Cage wrote: “What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds.”

This sound map was made in conjunction with the exhibition There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33”, on view from October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

“My Silence, By Isabel Maria Dos From Coimbra-Portugal To John Cage” in

http://www.moma.org/share_your_silence and https://soundcloud.com/isa_santos_500/ 

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